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Nigerian Newspapers: Headlines that will interest you today, Wednesday



Good day and Happy New Year, good citizens of Nigeria, here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

1. AMCON lists 7,912 names owing N4.4tn as deadline expires today [Punch Newspaper]

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria is set to publish the names of 7,912 debtors owing it a total of N4.4tn, it has been learnt.

The move follows the expiration of the 30-day ultimatum given by the National Assembly to debtors to regularise their debt status with the bad debt manager.

The one month notice elapses on Wednesday (today), January 5, 2021.

2. In Major Test of Govs’ Powers as Chief Security Officers, Police Defy Orders from Sanwo-Olu [ThisDay]

In yet another cruel stab to the heart of Nigeria’s federalism, the power and position of the Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and by implication, all state governors in the country as chief security officers of their states, were challenged yesterday by some very junior police officers at the Magodo Phase II Estate in Lagos. The officers, led by one Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Bimbola Oyewole, bluntly refused the governor’s directive to vacate the estate, where they had purportedly gone to effect a court order.

Sanwo-Olu had requested the policemen to vacate the area in order to de-escalate a potentially volatile situation following a Supreme Court judgement on the ownership of some of the lands on which the estate was built. Many believed he was trying to avoid a breakdown of law and order as the parties awaited the resolution of the matter.

3. Failure to declare Bandits Terrorists: Malami’s reasons not tenable — Afenifere, MBF, Ohanaeze, PANDEF [Vanguard Newspaper]

Remarks by Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, that the Federal Government was yet to gazette the order proscribing bandits as terrorists because it was trying to ensure that it operates within the confines of international best practices, has drawn strong condemnation from the Middle Belt Forum, MBF, Afenifere, Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Alaigbo Development Foundation, ADF.

Afenifere said it was not interested in whether or not bandits were designated as terrorists but that the Federal Government should do the needful by protecting Nigerians from insurgents. Read more.

4. Herbal drug developed by ABUAD researchers cures COVID-19 within 5 days [NewsWireNGR]

A herbal drug developed by a team of researchers at the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) cured nineteen COVID-19 patients within five days of usage.

This was claimed by the university’s founder, Aare Afe Babalola on Tuesday during a ceremony commemorating the 12th anniversary of the establishment of ABUAD. Read more.

5. Imo names Okorocha, Nwosu as sponsors of ‘kidnapping, banditry, arson and cannibalism’ [NewsWireNGR]

Imo State Government says some suspects have named former Governor Rochas Okorocha and Uche Nwosu as sponsors of bandits and kidnappers.

Nwosu, Okorocha’s son-in-law, was a Deputy Chief of Staff and Action Alliance (AA) Imo governorship candidate in 2019.

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